Fonds - Ann and Art Lazear fonds

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Ann and Art Lazear fonds

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  • l983-1999 (Creation)

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21 cm of textual records 1 photograph : b&w

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Ann Lazear was born in Montreal on December 23, l926, the daughter of Sylvia and Maurice Tarantour. She was educated at York Street Public School and Lisgar Collegiate, Ottawa. In 1949, she graduated from Carleton College, specializing in the arts. In 1948, she married Art Lazear, commercial artist and display man. Art, born in Minsk, Russia, on November 25, l926, came to Canada with his family at the age of 18 months. He died on October 7, 2001. After studying Display in the United States, Art worked as a commercial artist and display man in Ottawa. Together they held the first husband and wife Jewish Art Show in Canada at the Odeon Theatre Lounge, March, l956. Art became known throughout the years as Ottawa’s foremost display person. Ann began a 27 year teaching career with the Ottawa Board of Education (OBE). “During her long and rewarding career with the OBE, Lazear also served as president of the Ottawa Public School Women Teachers’ Association, president of her branch of the Ottawa Secondary School Teachers’ Association and president of the Arts Council.” Ann retired in l988. Ann went on to paint both landscapes and portraits.

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Fonds consists of two loose leaf binders about Ann and Art Lazear’s careers, a file on Ann Lazear’s portrait of Joe Shenkman, two spiral-bound books, Reach for the heights by Ann Lazear and A teacher’s personal experience with the Canadian flag by Lillian Lazear and a book entitled Canadian Jewish women of today; who’s who of Canadian Jewish women, l983.

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Acquired from Ann Lazear, l990 and fall, l999.


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Loose leaf binders contain scanned images and photocopies.

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Biographical quotation from Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, July 22, l988

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